Crisis time! “Missed field goals cranks up kicking competition for Georgia“.
Chip Towers brings the strong AJ-C business model with this:
Georgia has a kicking problem.
That’s a rarity for the Bulldogs, who have one of the greatest place-kicking traditions in college football. And it wasn’t expected to be an issue this season with junior Jack Podlesny coming back after a stellar 2020 season.
But the kicker known as “Hot Pod,” after his legendary predecessor Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Blankenship, has experienced some early hiccups. He has missed two of his first three field-goal attempts, with the failed kicks coming from just 32- and 36-yards. His one successful kick was from 22 yards out. Podlesny also has grazed an upright on one of his nine point-after attempts and been well off center on a few others.
“Well off center”? Holy shit, Georgia’s doomed.
Read down five paragraphs — assuming you haven’t already dropped the article in panic and run from the room screaming, that is — and you’ll discover that Kirby isn’t quite at DEFCON 1 yet.
For now, Smart remains patient and hopeful that Podlesny can work out the kinks.
“We’re always in competition, as you well know…”
I’m sorry if I scared you with that.